NME music photography awards with Nikon 2012 now open

NME and Nikon will be inviting entries from professional and amateur photographers

The NME Music Photography Awards With Nikon are now open.

Entries are invited from both professional and amateur photographers, which will be judged by a specially selected expert panel including NME and NME.com photo director Zoe Capstick, alongside renowned music photographers and photo agency Getty.

NME readers and NME.com users will be invited to rate the entries throughout the competition and the scores will be considered in the final stage of voting. Categories include live, portrait, reportage, festivals, under-21 and professional.

Winners in all categories will win a Nikon 1 J1 camera worth £319.99. The winner in the professional photographer of the year category will win a 36.3 megapixel Nikon D800 camera worth £2,599 and a 28-120 f4 lens. In addition, the winner in the professional outstanding contribution category will win a Nikon 1 V1 and a 10-30mm lens, worth £499.95.

For full details, go to www.nme.com/photoawards2012.